The role of the Eligibility Specialist is to strengthen Michigan families by:
- Ensuring that each person/family that applies for public assistance receives the type and level of assistance that they are eligible for
- Assessing the needs of each person/family and giving them appropriate information and making any referrals and/or contacts to persons/agencies to help them meet their needs.
- Providing all families with information about the expectations and goals of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
- Encouraging and guiding families in their efforts to become self supporting
Assistance Payments Worker Position Description
Required Education and Experience
Completion of two years of college (60 semester or 90 term credits).
Assistance Payments Worker 8
No specific type or amount is required.
Assistance Payments Worker 9
One year of experience equivalent to an Assistance Payments Worker 8, Migrant Program Worker 8, or Family Independence Specialist 9.
Assistance Payments Worker E10
Two years of experience equivalent to an Assistance Payments Worker, including one year equivalent to an Assistance Payments Worker 9;
Two years equivalent to a Migrant Program Worker, including one year equivalent to a Migrant Program Worker 9;
Two years of experience equivalent to a Family Independence Specialist, including one year equivalent to a Family Independence Specialist 10.
Assistance Payments Worker 11
Three years of experience equivalent to an Assistance Payments Worker, including one year equivalent to an Assistance Payments Worker E10;
Three years equivalent to a Migrant Program Worker, including one year equivalent to a Migrant Program Worker E10;
Three years of experience equivalent to a Family Independence Specialist, including one year equivalent to a Family Independence Specialist P11.
Alternate Education and Experience
Four years of administrative support experience in a human services or office setting, including two years equivalent to the experienced (E7) level, may be substituted for the education requirement.
Completion of one year of college (30 semester or 45 term credits) and three years of administrative support experience in a human services or office setting, including one year equivalent to the experienced (E7) level, may be substituted for the education requirement.
Three years of Home Aide experience, including one year equivalent to a Home Aide E8, may be substituted for the education requirement.
Additional Requirements and Information
CURRENTLY RECRUITING FOR BOTH PERMANENT AND LIMITED TERM OPPORTUNITIES
This position is located in Traverse City, MI at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, 701 South Elmwood, Traverse City, MI 49684.
Why Grand Traverse County?
- Grand Traverse County is located in Michigan’s, Northeastern Lower Peninsula bordering Grand Traverse Bay to the north.
- The county’s estimate population is 91,636 (2015) and has a median income of $52,487 (2010-2014.) The county experienced a population growth of 5.3 % from 2010-2015.
- Local u-pick farms and orchards include Buchan’s Blueberry Hill, Cherry Connection/Edmondson Orchards, Edgecomb’s Farm Market LLC, Gallagher’s Farm Market, Light of Day Organics, Moomers, Warren Orchards: Between the Bays, and Farmer White’s
- Traverse City’s restaurant have made it a Foodie destination, many using a “Farm to Fork” approach by utilizing the region’s local agricultural resources.
- Local events include the National Cherry Festival, Crooked Tree Outdoor Art Fair, Northwestern Michigan Fair, Traverse City Film Festival, Traverse Colantha Walker Dairy Festival, Traverse City Chocolate Festival, Taste of Traverse City, and Cherryt Ball Drop.
- Local Art Galleries include Art & Soul Gallery, Artcenter Traverse City, Artisans Gallery of Traverse City, Bella Galleries, Evergreen Gallery, Traverse City Art and Design Studio and Gallery 50.
- Local Museums include the Great Lakes Maritime Academy, Dennos Museum Center, The Music House, and Great Lakes Children’s Museum.
- Local performing Arts institutions/venues include the City Opera House, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Williamsburg Showcase Dinner Theater and Conference Center, and Traverse City Symphony Orchestra.
- Other local attractions include Great Wolf Lodge, Historic Barn’s Park, Fox Island Lighthouse, Mission Point Lighthouse, Grand Traverse Butterfly House & Bug Zoo, Turtle Creek Casino and the Lucky Jack’s Family Fun Center.
- Grand Traverse County’s location on Grand Traverse Bay make an ideal location for boating, fishing and water sports. The county and its surrounding area offer a variety of outdoor recreation throughout the year.
- Please visit http://www.co.grand-traverse.mi.us/ and https://www.traversecity.com/
Why Leelanau County?
- Leelanau County, Michigan is situated on a peninsula in northwest Michigan between Grand Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan. The county also includes North Manitou Island, South Manitou Island, North Fox Island and South Fox Island.
- 2015 population estimates put the county’s population at 21, 981 and the median income at $56,521 (2010-2014.) The county’s population has grown an estimated 1.3 % from 2010 to 2015.
- Local farms and orchards include Cedar Sol, Idyll Farms, Bakker’s Acres, Bardenhagen Farms, Black Star Farms, Hillside Homestead, and Leelanau Cheese.
- Home to a large portion of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and Leelanau State Park.
- Other state and county parks include South Fox Island Wilderness Area, Myles Kimmerly Park, Old Settler’s Park and Veronica Valley Park.
- Over 20 Natural Areas and Preserves, most of which are open to the public including Cedar River Preserve, Houdek Dunes Natural Area, Kehls Lake Natural Area, Palmer Woods Forest Reserve and DeYoung Natural Area.
- Scenic Highway 22 travels along and near most of the Leelanau county coastline, the highway is known for its scenery, especially during the autumn.
- Local events include the Empire Asparagus Festival, Manitou Music Festival, Cedar Polka Fest, Empire Hop Festival, Leland Wine and Food Festival, Summer Solstice Art Walk, Northport Lighthouse & Maritime Festival & Fish Boil and Sleeping Bear Marathon.
- Home to at least twenty Art Galleries/Studios with many more in nearby counties.
- Visit the following websites for further information: www.leelanau.cc_ and_http://www.leelanauchamber.com/
This position is located in Kalkaska, MI at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, 503 North Birch Street, Kalkaska, MI 49646.
Why Kalkaska County?
- Kalkaska County is located in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula and is nearly 50 percent state and federal lands.
- There are over 80 inland lakes and 275 miles of streams and rivers.
- Inland lakes include Lake Skegemog, Lake Manistee, Bear Lake, and Crawford Lake.
- Population 17,260 (2015 est.) and a median income of $39,986 (2010-2015.)
- Events include the National Trout Festival, Winter-Fest, Country Fair, Blue Grass Festival, Strawberry Social, and Christmas in Kalkaska.
- The town of Kalkaska’s, Kaliseum Indoor Recreational Complex which has an ice rink, indoor pools and gym.
- There are two school districts in Kalkaska County, Kalkaska Pu
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